Most people think about the AC when it comes to keeping your home or room cool during the summer. Your windows are just as important of a consideration. They are a prime place for heat to get into your home. When sunlight shines through your windows it also transfers heat into your home and affects the indoor temperature.
One of the most popular reasons homeowners install new windows is to conserve energy. But how do windows keep your home cool in the summer? Trusted local windows installation contractor, Renewal by Andersen® of Atlanta shares how new windows help keep your home cool when the temperature rises.
1. Vinyl Frames Provide Insulation
Vinyl window replacement is one of the most ideal upgrades for a cooler home in the summer. This is especially the case for vinyl window frames that contain chambers for extra insulation. By insulating these pockets, it becomes much more difficult for cool air in the home to escape through the window frames. Since vinyl frames can help reduce heat transfer, homeowners will ultimately experience a cooler home during the hottest days.
2. Low-E Reduces Heat Transfer Through Glass
Low-e, which is short for low emissivity, is one of the best solutions for reducing heat transfer through a window. It’s a colorless and odorless application that’s thinner than human hair. It’s applied to the glass during manufacturing and is responsible for helping the window to keep cooling costs low during the summer. Low-e helps keep the home cool by controlling heat transfer via conduction and radiation.
3. Choosing Windows with the Right SHGC Rating
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient, otherwise known as SHGC, is the amount of solar radiation that makes its way through the glass of all kinds of windows, including casement windows. This is measured with SHGC ratings between zero and one. The lower the number of the rating, the less solar heat the window transmits.
4. Argon and Krypton Gas Provides Extra Insulation
Argon and krypton are two odorless and colorless gases. They provide insulation properties that keep the home at a consistent temperature, whether it’s five degrees or 85 degrees. When argon and krypton are combined with Low-E glazing, it brings the temperature of the window closer to the temperature of your living space. This creates a cool and comfortable environment for the home.
Renewal by Andersen of Atlanta is the exclusive supplier of top-quality Andersen windows in the Atlanta area. We offer a wide selection of window styles, from more traditional double-hung windows to custom-fit specialty windows, and can work with you to create a window project that adds beauty, value and energy efficiency to your home.
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